The History Center on Main Street

61 North Main Street, Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933

Community Genealogy & History

Obituaries by Cemetery

Tri-Counties Genealogy & History e
Hills Creek Cemetery, Charleston Township, Tioga County PA

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\hillcrk02.jpg

Photo by Wayne Benn 2007

Hills Creek Cemetery Listing 1970s
Hills Creek Cemetery Listing 2005

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.


Wellsboro Agitator – May 25, 1921

Mrs. Mary E. Decker, aged nearly 67 years, wife of Abram N. Decker, died Saturday, May 14, 1921, at 5 p. m., at her home at Niles Valley, after a long and painful illness. She was the eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth Badman. She was married to the late Grant Bennett in May, 1876.  She is survived by her husband, Abram N. Decker. She was the mother of ten children, eight of whom are left to mourn her loss, besides six grandchildren.  She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. H. S. Keeney, of Holiday, and four brothers, William, John, James and Samuel Badman, all of Charleston.  She became a Christian at the age of 13 and was a devoted wife and mother, her greatest interest being her home and family. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Hills Creek church, Rev. Fremont Kerrick, of Ridgway, Pa., and Rev. Alfred Jeffery, of Holiday, officiating; interment in the Hills Creek cemetery.  


Wellsboro Agitator – May 18, 1921

Mrs. Mary Badman Decker died at her home in Niles Valley, after an illness of three years. She was married to Grant Bennett in May, 1876. Three children were born to them, who survive. They are: Mrs. Luella Rose, of Charleston; Mrs. Viola Boyce, of Long Beach, California, and Arthur Bennett, of Riverside, California.  Mr. Bennett died July 16, 1883.  She married Abraham Decker on Nov. 24, 1886 and to them six daughters were born, four of whom survive – Mrs. Dwight French and Miss Laura Decker, of Holiday; Mrs. Devilla Goodwin, of Wellsboro Junction, and Miss Nina Decker, at home.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Hills Creek church; burial in the Hills Creek cemetery, Rev. Fremont Kerrick officiating. 


CARPENTER Archie R.- Archie R. Carpenter was born January 17, 1881, at Middlebury, and died after an extended illness Friday morning, December 18, 1936. He married Rena Copley June 28, 1900. To this union two children were born, Ivan Clare Carpenter and Helen Carpenter Haddeau. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter lived in Chatham Township until 1907 when they moved to the Lyman Copley farm in Richmond township, where they lived until last April, when on account of his prolonged illness they moved to Mansfield, where he lived when he died. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church at Holliday the I. O. O. F. Lodge at Keeneyville and the Crooked Creek Grange. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Carpenter, of Middlebury, and besides his wife, the deceased leaves his son, Ivan Clare Carpenter, of Ossining, N. Y.; his daughter, Helen Carpenter Haddaeu, of Penn Yan, N. Y.; the following grandchildren, Keith, Phyllis and Kenneth Carpenter; two sisters, Mrs. John Lyon and Lottie Carpenter, of Niles Valley; one brother, James D. Carpenter, of Osceola. A sister, Mrs. Ernest Monks, died September 1, 1936, and a brother, Clarence, died when he was twelve years old. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 at the late home, Rev. Ford Crippen, of East Smithfield, officiating. Burial was in Hills Creek Cemetery. Some of those who attended the funeral from away were Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt A. Brown, Mr. John Jenkins and Mr. Willard Crowl, of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kimball, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Keeley, Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore Wilson, of Painted Post; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roche, of Corning; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Harding, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Neal, Ernest Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Morrell Stebbens, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lyon, Mr.and Mrs. Melvin Lyon, of Wellsboro; Mr. and Mrs. John Lyon and Lottie Carpenter, of Niles Valley; Mr. Ernest Monks, of French Hill; Mr. and Mrs. James Carpenter and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Doane, of Osceola; Ivan Carpenter and family, of Ossining, and Helen Carpenter Haddeau, of Penn Yan. The little ship sailed into port and then put out to sea, and bore away our dear Archie out of his misery. He was tired and could not tarry, so he went on alone, to the place where his blessed Lord has prepared his mansion home. These were almost his parting words; "Ere they place me under the son, O my darling loved ones, Prepare to meet thy God. "I know that I must leave you that I am going home; O, my dear, dear darling loved ones, Promise me you will come. "And meet me in heaven, Yes, on that blessed shore, Where there's no more pain and sadness, But Joy, joy forevermore." Submitted by Barbara Conrad

MANSFIELD--Arnold E. Cole, 53, of Mansfield RD 3, died today, Monday, Jan. 30, 1989, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following an extended illness. He had been employed by the former Ingersoll-Rand plant at Painted Post, NY for 33 years. Born Oct. 5, 1935, in Farmington Twp., Tioga County, he was a son of Dewey and Anna Seymore Cole. Surviving are five brothers, Lewis, of Wellsboro, Arthur, of Kissimmee, Fla., Richard and Bernard, both of Mainesburg, and Donald, of Middlebury, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Chapel, of Tioga. The funeral will be at 1 pm Thursday at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street. Burial will be in Hills Creek Cemetery, Charleston Twp., Tioga County. The Rev. Anthony Cicero, pastor of the United Pentecostal Church, Chicopee, Mass., will officiate.

Dewey Cole, 79, of RD 2, Tioga died Wednesday, July 5, 1978 at his home. Born January 29, 1899 in Osceola, he was a son of John and Mary Cole. Mr. Cole was a retired employee of Strange’s Sawmill, Covington. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Chapel of Tioga, six sons, Arthur of Corning, N.Y., Richard and Bernard, both of Mainesburg, Donald of Tioga, Arnold of Mansfield and Lewis of White Haven; a brother, Coral Cole of Rochester, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, July 8, 1978 at 1 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield with the Reverend Kenneth M. Meyer, pastor of the Highway Tabernacle Church, Mansfield, officiating. Burial was in Hills Creek Cemetery, RD, Wellsboro

COLE Donald D. (SRGP 79466) - Donald D. Cole, 70, of Mainesburg, died
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. He was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Blossburg, the son of Dewey and Anna Seymour Cole. Don enjoyed antique vehicles, rebuilding lawn mowers, riding bike and animals. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Judy Barnes; two daughters, Tammy Sherman of Mansfield, Brenda Cole of Wellsboro; two sons, Joshua Cole of Punxsutawney, Jesse Cole of Mansfield; two grandchildren, Vanessa Sherman, Kodey Wheeler; two brothers, Richard and Bernard Cole, both of Mainesburg; a sister, Dorothy Chapel of Tioga. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Friday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial will be in Hills Creek Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 4, 2010



Wellsboro Agitator – March 20, 1958

Miss Hilda I. Copley, 54, who was born at Hills Creek, Tioga County, Pa., died February 27, 1958 at Bible School Park, N. Y.  She was the daughter of William and Nellie Fleming Copley and was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Mansfield State Teachers College. She then began training for full time Christian Service at Practical Bible Training School, Bible School Park, N.Y.  Miss Copley was graduated from there in May, 1928 and began teaching in the school the same fall, where she served until  shortly before Christmas, 1957, when ill health prevented her from continuing her work. She was a member of Boulevard Methodist Church, Johnson City, where she served as religious educator for 25 years.  She is survived by two half-sisters, Mrs. Rena Carpenter, Penn Yan, N. Y. and Mrs. Joseph Fleming, Endicott, N. Y., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Final tribute was paid her memory, Sunday, March 2, 1958.  She was a former member of the Baptist Church of Crooked Creek. Rev. and Mrs. Larry Draper of Keeneyville attended the funeral. Interment will be in Hills Creek Cemetery.


COPLEY Jerusha

Wellsboro Agitator – May 9, 1928

Upper Lambscreek, May 8—Mrs.Jerusha Bryant, a lifelong resident of Hills Creek, died at the home of her nephew, Charles Copley, May 4, at 4:30 a. m. She had been an invalid for a long time, and was confined to her bed for the past four years. Mrs. Bryant was born May 10, 1847, daughter of Carrol Copley and Louisa Barnes Copley. Her husband Alonzo Bryant died 21 years ago. She is survived by two brothers, William C. Copley, of Hills Creek and Amos Copley, of Binghamton and six nieces and two nephews. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mathewson, of the Hills Creek cemetery.  Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins, of Elmira; William Wilkinson and Theodore Wilkinson of Montour Falls; Mr. Ivan Carpenter and son, Keith Carpenter, of Ithaca, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Claude Copley, of Draper, and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Neal and Miss Martha Root of Wellsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Fleming, of Corning; and Hilda Copley, of Binghamton. 



Wellsboro Agitator – March 8, 1911

Upper Lambscreek, Feb. 27,—Lyman Copley died at his home in this place Saturday, Feb, 23, at 10:45 p. m., after a five weeks' illness. He was born in Guilford, Chenango county, N. Y., June 24, 1835, and came to Tioga county with his parents, while he was young, and had resided in this community ever since. He was the son of Carrol and Louisa Copley, deceased. Three brothers, Willis, William and Amos Copley, and two sisters, Mrs. Jerusha Bryant and Clarissa Copley, all of Hills Creek, survive him. He was a civil war veteran. Mr. Copley was an honest man, a good neighbor and will be greatly missed.  The funeral was held Tuesday, at two o'clock, at the Hills Creek church, Rev. R. M. Cloud officiating; interment in the Hills Creek Cemetery.


Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgCOPLEY, Rena Carpenter
Age 85 died Tuesday, June 4, 1963 in the Blossburg Hospital. She was the widow of Archie Carpenter, formerly of Hills Creek, RD 1. She has also resided in Mansfield, Ossining, NY., Penn Yan, NY., and Morris, Pa. Mrs. Carpenter was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School, class of 1895 and was present at the 60th reunion of her class in 1955.She taught a number of years in the schools at Middlebury, Niles Valley, and Hills Creek. She, at one time, was active in the Crooked Creek Grange, WCTU and Helpful Home Circle. Survivors are a daughter, Helen (Mrs. Al Jensen) of Penn Yan, NY.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mildred (Ivan) Carpenter, Ossining, NY; sister Mrs. Alice Fleming of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Charles Copley of Crooked Creek, Pa.; grandchildren, Keith Carpenter, Mendham, NJ., Mrs. Phyllis Blotchley, Groton, NY., Kenneth Carpenter, Fresno, Calif., Lynn Carpenter, Washington, DC., James Carpenter, Mendham, NJ., and Robert Jensen, Penn Yan, NY; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon, June 6, 1963 at Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with Rev. Shaw of Hills Creek officiating. Burial will be in Hills Creek Cemetery.


COPLEY Sadie Eunice

Wellsboro Agitator – October 27, 1955

Mrs. Sadie Eunice Harding, 75, of Crooked Creek RD 1, died Sunday morning, October 23, 1955, in the Blossburg State Hospital. She was born August 23, 1880, in Charleston Township, the daughter of William C. and Susan Kingsley Copley.  She was a member Hills Creek Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, William George Wilkinson and Theodore Clarence Wilkinson, both of Elmira, N.Y.; one brother, Charles W. Copley of Crooked Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Rena Carpenter of Crooked Creek, Mrs. Alice Fleming of Endicott, N.Y., and Miss Wilda I. Copley, Bible School Park, N.Y.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Services were 'Tuesday , at the Hills Creek Church with Rev. Elmer

Pitcher, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in Hills Creek Cemetery.


COPLEY William Clark

Wellsboro Gazette – April 12, 1934

William Clark Copley, 85, of Hills Creek, died Friday evening at 8 o'clock. He was born at Hills Creek, August 6, 1848, son of Carrol and Eunice Barnes Copley.  Mr. Copley is survived by five daughters and one son, Mrs. Arthur Carpenter, of Crooked Creek; Mrs. Arthur Harding and Mrs. Floyd Neal, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Joseph Fleming, of Mansfield; Miss Hilda Copley, of Bible School Park, N.Y.;  Charles Copley, of Crooked Creek. A daughter, Mrs. Effie Goodwin is deceased.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one brother, Amos L. Copley.  The funeral was held Monday; burial in Hills Creek cemetery.             


COPLEY William Clark

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - April 18, 1934, Pg 5 abstract

William Clark Copley born at Hills Creek, August 6, 1848 and died April 6, 1934 aged 85 years and 8 months. He was the son of Carrol and Louisa Barnes Copley, one of a family of 14 children, seven died in childhood. All are now deceased except one brother, Amos. In May, 1873, he married Susie Kingsley. To them 6 children were born - Effie Louisa, deceased; Mrs Rena Carpenter of Upper Lambscreek; Mrs Sadie Harding and Mrs Margaret Neal of Wellsboro; Mrs Alice Fleming of Mansfield and Charles Carrol Copley at home. On May 19, 1893, his wife Susie Kingsley Copley died and on April 5, 1899, he married Nellie Fleming. To them two children were born, Mildred, deceased and Miss Hilda Irene Copley of Bible School Park, NY. Besides these children he leaves 2 step-sons, Calvin Fleming of Corning and Joseph Fleming of Mansfield. 


ELY George

Wellsboro Gazette – May 9, 1968

George F. Ely, 67, of Wellsboro, RD 2, died Thursday at Williamsport General Hospital.  He was born August 13, 1900 in Geneva, N.Y., the son of Thomas and Sadie Reese Ely. He was a charter member of the Henry Perkins Lodge F&AM, Akron, Ohio and the Catlin Hollow Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War One and a retired machinist at Corning Glass Works, Corning.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Waunita Smith Ely; a sister, Mrs. Doris Karl of Horseheads, N. Y.; a step-son, Paul Stafford of Wellsboro; a step-daughter; Mrs. Beverly Davis of Towanda; and two grandsons.  Funeral services were held from the Tussey Funeral Home on Sunday with the Rev. James Garthoff officiating. Burial was in Hills Creek Cemetery.


FESSENDEN Terry R. Fessenden
69, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born on Sept. 18, 1941, in Roulette, he was the son of Russell Carroll and Eloise Marie (Fischer) Fessenden.Terry and his wife, Jeanne (Horning) Fessenden, would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on Dec. 31. Prior to his retirement in 1996, Terry was employed as a welder with North Penn Gas Company. He was a 1959 graduate of Port Allegany High School, a member of the Wellsboro Ossea Lodge #317 of Free and Accepted Masons and the Coudersport Consistory. Terry also enjoyed shooting pool. In addition to his wife, Jeanne, he is survived by three special cousins, Gary Fessenden, Mike Fessenden and Carlene Kio all of Roulette, and numerous other family members and friends. Terry was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Jimmy. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Whitneyville United Methodist Church with Pastors Keith Diehl and John Dramozos officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Terry's name to the Ossea Lodge #317 of Free and Accepted Masons, Kelsey Street, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Burial will be in Hills Creek Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933.  Wellsboro Gazette - November 6, 2010


FLEMING Nellie Copley

Wellsboro Agitator – May 28, 1924

Crookedcreek, May 26.—Mrs. W. C. Copley, aged 61 years, died at her home on Hills Creek Wednesday morning, May 21, after a long illness.  She was married to William Copley April 5, 1899, and had resided in this community since, except spending a short time in Mansfield. She a faithful member of the Holiday Baptist church and was very active in all Christian work. She was devoted to the Sunday School and Missionary Circle.  She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Hilda, at home; two sons, Calvin Fleming, of Corning, and Joseph Fleming, of Middlebury Center; 15 grandchildren, four stepdaughters, one stepson, one sister and one brother.  The funeral was held Friday at 2 p. m., Rev. R. A. Fargo, pastor of the Holiday Baptist church, and Rev. Seymour Barrett, pastor of Tioga Baptist church, officiating; interment in Hills Creek cemetery.



Wellsboro Gazette – February 6, 1947

Mrs. Eva Copley, 54, of Crooked Creek, died last Wednesday at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She is survived by husband, Charles Copley, two daughters, Mrs. Alberta Meadows, of Bellwood, Pa.;  Mrs. Susan Hill, of Crooked Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Compton and Mrs. Clyde Smith, both of Wellsboro; four brothers, Lloyd, Floyd, Burt and Theodore Goodwin, all of "Wellsboro; and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon with Rev. John Jones officiating. Burial in Hills Creek cemetery.



Wellsboro Agitator - October 16, 1907

Death of James W. Goodwin - James W. Goodwin, aged 76 years, died October 7th, at his home in Middlebury of tuberculosis.  He is survived by his wife and five children - George A., of Blossburg; Lewis A., of Wellsboro; Leroy M. and Mrs. Matilda Lester, of Charleston; Mrs. Susie A. Root, of Crookedcreek, one brother, Adelbert Goodwin, of Middlebury, and two sisters, Mrs. Charity Bennet, of Stokesdale and Mrs. Matilda Handy, of Farmington.  He was a civil war veteran, serving in Co. F, 49th Regiment.  The funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 o'clock, at the Crookedcreek church, Rev. B.H. Eddy, of Dartt Settlement, officiating. 


Clifford (Kip) Willard Hartman, 58, of Martha Lloyd Home, Mansfield, formerl of Wellsboro RR 2, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001.  Born June 10, 1942, in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of Alice Marie Watts Hartman VanWert and the late Walter Hartman Sr. and stepfather Jame L. VanWert.   He worked at Partners in Progress, Wellsboro and Mansfield.  Preceding him in death was his brother, Walter Hartman Jr., in 1997.  Surviving are his mother, Alice Marie Hartman VanWert of Wellsboro; two  brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Beverly Hartman of Elmira, N.Y., and    Floyd (Bucky) and Penny Hartman of Wellsboro; three sisters and  brothers-in-law, Julia and Cliff Horton of Elmira, N.Y., Betty and Jim Stewart  of Elmira, N.Y., and Norma and Wayne Johnston of Wellsboro; sister-in-law,   Becky Hartman of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and   nephews. Calling hours were held Saturday, March 10, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral  Home, Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held there Saturday, March 10, with the Laverne  Holliday officiating.    Burial was made at Hills Creek Cemetery.    Memorial donations may be made to the Martha Lloyd Home, Troy, Pa. 16947.


HARTMAN Norma L. Raymond Johnston

age 72, of Lake Rd., Wellsboro, Pa., died May 4, 2012. She was the wife of Wayne E. Johnston whom she married in February, 1978.  Norma was born February 14, 1940 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Walter Hartman and Alice Watts (VanWert).  Norma was a homemaker, she also enjoyed doing crafts. She attended the Community of Grace Fellowship. Surviving are sons, Randy Raymond (Becky), Wellsboro Pa., Kenneth Raymond (Bonnie), Wellsboro, Pa., Brian Raymond (Pattie), Boone NC; sisters, Julia Horton and Betty Stewart (Jim), both of Elmira, NY; a brother, Robert Hartman (Jeanette), Lawrenceville, Pa.; 4 stepchildren, David Johnston (Judy), Troy, Pa., Doreen Wandell, Elmira Heights, NY, Brenda Johnston Kipferl (Kevin), Millerton, Pa., Brian Johnston (Heather), Mosherville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her husband and a grandson, Jeremy Raymond, preceded Norma in death. Friends and family are invited to Norma's Life Celebration on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from 5-7 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. Funeral to follow with Rev. George Yokum officiating. Burial in Hills Creek Cemetery.   Funeral home obituary – May 5, 2012


HEMENWAY, Roy A. - Roy A. Hemenway, 82, of Wellsboro, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at DarWay Nursing Home, Forksville. He was born Jan. 8, 1934, in Grover, the son of Hess and Rosemary Wright Hemenway. Roy was a retired carpenter and a United States Army veteran. He attended the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, served as a Red Cross Instructor and was a member of the Wellsboro Fire Department, where he volunteered as an ambulance driver for 34 years. Roy is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Geraldine Irwin; four sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Elaine of Wellsboro, Earl and Dottie of Denton, Md., Tom and Stacy of Wellsboro, Allyn and Deborah of Wellsboro; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Noel Carter of Martinsville, Va., Violet and Garry Bolt of Ypsilanti, Mich., Vickie and Gordon Jackson of Canton; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Roger Schultz of Blossburg; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Carl in 1966 and his brother, Wesley. Friends are invited to call at the James Carleton Funeral Home, 11470 Rt. 6, Wellsboro on Sunday, July 31, 5 to 7 p.m., and Monday, Aug. 1, 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 2 p.m., with Pastor Ken Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Hills Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roy's memory may be made to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, Cherry Flats Road, Mansfield, Pa. 16933 -  Mansfield Gazette, August 3, 2016



The Agitator – May 24, 1893

—Mrs. William C. Copley died at her home on Hill's creek last Friday after a long and very, painful sickness resulting from a tumor. She was 48 years of age. She leaves a husband and six children, who have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in the loss of a Christian wife and mother. The funeral was held last Sunday morning, and the service was conducted by Bev. W. H. Porter.


MONKS Kelsey Anna
15, of 65 Bell Road, Wellsboro, died suddenly Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Kelsey was born February 3, 1993 to Tracey L. Monks of Wellsboro and Alba J. Monks, Jr. of Wellsboro. She was a loving and devoted daughter as well as a freshman at the Wellsboro High School. Kelsey enjoyed spending time with her best friend, Chrissie, as well as listening to her IPOD and playing computer games. She also enjoyed taking pictures with her digital camera of everything and anything. Her very favorite activity was spending time with her mother. Kelsey is survived by her mother, Tracey L. (Ames) Monks of Wellsboro, and her father, Alba J. Monks, Jr. of Wellsboro; grandparents, Russell and Sally Ames of Middlebury Center, Veronica and Roy Allen of Ocala, FL, and Alba and Gale Monks of Wellsboro; aunts, Lisa Schultz (Clark Gee) of Middlebury Center, Teresa (Tim) Merrifield of Elkview, WV, and Tina (Steve) Krystoff of Wellsboro; uncle, Todd Monks of Liberty; cousins, Paige Merrifield, Rusty Krystoff and Bailey Monks. Friends and family are invited to Kelsey's Life Celebration on Sunday, March 9, 2008, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service on Monday, March 10, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Burial in Hills Creek Cemetery. The family will be supplying flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice in Kelsey's memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/8/2008.

PECK Lucine Gelette
Wellsboro, PA.---The funeral of Lucine Gelette Peck, age 85, formerly of Lambs Creek, who died Sunday evening at the home of Hobart Badman, of Wellsboro, where he had been living for the past two years, was held from the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home this afternoon with the Rev. C.W. Sheriff, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial in Hills Creek Cemetery. Mr. Peck was born March 10, 1856 the son of Ellehugh and Lucy Barnes Peci. He never married. He is survived by three nephews, Hobard Badman, Emerson Badman and Lyman Badman, all of Wellsboro.

 Mrs. Annabell Cole, 63, wife of Dewey Cole, of Tioga, died Friday, April 14, 1972, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Mrs. Cole was born Oct. 22, 1908, in Osceola, a daughter of Julius and Lena Prego Seymour. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. John Chaapel, also of Tioga; six sons, Arthur, of Corning, NY, Richard, of Wellsboro, Arnold, of Mainesburg, Bernard, of Houston, Tex., Lewis, of White Haven, and Donald, at home; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Evans, of Cowanesque; six brothers, William Russell, Leon and Cecil Seymour, all of Elmira, NY, and Earl and Leonard Seymour, both of Horseheads, NY, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was at 2 pm Monday at Shaw and Robena's, 18 North Main Street.  Burial was in the Hills Creek Cemetery, Charleston Twp. The Rev. Joseph Miles, pastor of Painters Run Free Methodist Church, officiated.

Clara M. Age 95, died December 25, 2006 at Carleton Senior Care. She was the wife of the late William A Marland who died in 1985. Clara was born February 6, 1911 in Charleston Township, PA, the daughter of the late Wilbur D. and Eunice Bennett Smith. She was a graduate of Charleston High School, Class of 1929, a housewife, and member of the former Charleston Baptist Church. She was an avid outdoors person who enjoyed fishing and gardening. Clara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt who loved her family. Surviving are her daughter, Patricia Murtland, Mansfield, PA; granddaughter, Paula (William) Greer, Arlington, VA, and Wellsboro, PA; niece, Beverly (Bruce) Davis, Woodbridge, VA and Wellsboro, PA; nephew, Paul (Phyllis) Stafford, Wellsboro, PA; grandnephews, Todd and Mike (Sabrina) Stafford, both of Wellsboro, PA. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wuanita Ely. Friends and family are invited to Clara's Life Celebration on Friday, December 29, 2006, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial in Hills Creek Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110


SMITH Wuanita S. Ely

Wellsboro Gazette – March 5, 1980

age 67, of RD 2 Wellsboro, died on Saturday, March 1, 1980 at the Green Home in Wellsboro.   She was born September 15, 1912 in Charleston Township, the daughter of Wilbur and Eunice Bennett Smith.  She was preceded in death by her husband George Ely.  She was a retired employee of the Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division with over 35 years of service and a charter member of the Wellsboro Women of the Moose She was a member of the former Catlin Hollow Methodist Church.  She is survived by a son Paul F. Stafford of RD 6 Wellsboro; daughter, Mrs. Beverly Davis of Woodbridge VA.; stepsons, Harry Stafford of Michigan; Hugh Stafford of Troy; sister, Mrs. William Marland of Wellsboro; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home followed by…(rest of obit is missing)   (She the daughter of the late Wilbur D. and Eunice Bennett Smith)  Hills Creek Cemetery.


THORNTON Dollie D VanWert

Wellsboro Gazette – April 9, 1942

Mrs. Dollie D. VanWert, aged 78 years, wife of Abram VanWert (VanWoert), died last Thursday at her home at Hills Creek. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edith Scouten, of Binghamton; Mrs. Samuel Clemons, of  Crooked Creek; a son, James, of Crooked Creek; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Cooper, of Port Dlx, N. Y. The funeral was held Monday; burial in the Hills Creek cemetery  

Viola Vincent Adams-Lawson (Vickie) of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at the Ridgeland Nursing Center. She was born in Queen's Village, Long Island, N.Y., Dec. 14, 1929, the daughter of William and Viola Vincent. The family will honor Vickie's life at a private memorial and graveside service at Hills Creek Cemetery in Wellsboro, at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Alice Marie Age 92, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, died on January 13, 2006. She was the wife of the late James L. VanWert, who died December 20, 1991. Alice was born October 13, 1913 in Elmira, New York, the daughter of the late Norman and Julie Easton Watts. She was a homemaker, member of the Hills Creek Baptist Church and enjoyed doing embroidering. She is survived by three daughters, Norma (Wayne) Johnston, Wellsboro, PA, Betty (Jim) Stewart, Elmira, NY, and Julia (Cliff) Horton, Elmira, NY; two sons, Robert (Beverly) Hartman, Elmira, NY, and Floyd (Bucky) Hartman, Wellsboro, PA; one sister, Lucinda Wigsten, Elmira, NY; one brother, Thomas (Beverly) Watts, Tennessee; 25 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren. She was loved by all. She was predeceased by sons, Walter Hartman and Clifford Hartman; sister, Martha Wilson; and brothers, Norman Watts, Russell (Pete) Watts, and Leon Watts. Friends and family are invited to Alice's Life Celebration on Sunday, January 15, 2006, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Private burial in Hills Creek Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Green Home, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901.


WHITE Serue Laurie

Wellsboro Gazette – April 27, 1911

Crooked Creek, April 26. - Mrs. Serue L. Goodwin, aged 68 years, widow of the late Wesley Goodwin, of this place, died last week Sunday at Jasper. N, Y., where she was visiting friends. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy. She is survived by three sons and one daughter: George Goodwin, of Elmira. .Alfred Goodwin, of Wellsboro; Roy Goodwin, of Charleston, and Mrs. George Root, of Crooked Creek. She is also survived by two brothers and three sisters - Waldo and Albert White. Mrs. Addie Blanchard and Mrs. Ida Mitchell, of Crooked Creek, and Mrs. Frank White of Jackson, Mich.  The funeral was held from Baptist church at Crooked Creek last Wednesday afternoon.  Rev. R. M.  Cloud officiating.  Interment in Charleston cemetery.    Hills Creek


Crookedcreek, April 21—Mrs. Serue L. Goodwin died very suddenly at Jasper, N. Y., where she had gone on a visit. She arrived there at 8:00 in the evening and died at 4 o’clock the next morning, of apoplexy, aged 68 years and 19 days. The remains were brought here to the home of her sister, Mrs. Addie Blanchard.  She was married on Jan. 1, 1861. to James W. Goodwin, who died three years ago. Seven children were born to them, of Whom four survive, besides several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers. The funeral was held in the Free Baptist church, April 19th, at 1 p. m., Rev. R. M. cloud officiating; interment in Keeney cemetery, Charleston. 


Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cemboo2.gif

Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Round Top Cemetery, Charleston Township, Tioga County PA

Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\tbc100c.jpg


Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, February 6, 1901
Roundtop, Feb. 5--- Mrs. Hypatia Bockus died at the home of her son here, last Friday morning, of pneumonia, after a short illness.   Mrs Bockus's maiden name was Gilkey and she was born in Windsor County, Vermont, February 13, 1812.  She came to Charleston and was married to Joseph Bockus October 8th, 1835.  They settled here, where they remained and reared a family of 4 children.  Her husband died in 1859, since which time her home was with her youngest son, Philander, who remained on the homestead farm, and is the only one of her children who survives her.  Susan, her eldest child, died in 1860, aged 24; the next child, Mrs Fulton Smith, aged 28, joined her sister the year following, and Alonzo died in 1880 at his home in the West whither he had moved with his family soon after the Civil war.  One sister, Mrs Sally Williams, of Brookfield, survives Mrs. Bockus.  The deceased had been for many years a member of the Wesleyan Church here.  She possessed a kind and loving disposition and was esteemed highly.  Her remains were buried here beside those of the loved ones who had preceded her, Rev. H. Wilkins officiating.  It was not thought prudent to have a public funeral because of the illness of the two other members of the family.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, March 7, 1906
Roundtop, March 5 -- Hiel Peake died last Wednesday morning between 8 and 9 o'clock of old age.  Mr. Peake was born in Onondaga County, NY, Jan. 8, 1816.  When he was 6 years old his parents moved to Steuben County, NY., and in 1839 moved to this place, he coming with the rest of the family, but he soon went back to the state of NY, where he married Miss Nancy C. Talbot in 1843. He then came back here and purchased the place, then thickly covered with timber, which he cleared and with the help of his young wife, changed into the pleasant country home where he resided while he lived.  He was thrice married, Mrs. M. J. Royce becoming his second wife in 1877 and in 1888 he married Mrs. Mary A. Clark who survives him.  Five children:  Willis J. of Humboldt, Neb.;  Mark G., Elijah W., Chester E. and Mrs. Philander Bockus of this place also survive him.  He was the eldest and last one of 6 brothers and sisters, five of whom were pioneer settlers in this vicinity...Funeral services were held on Saturday.

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cemban3.gif
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11 DEC 2003
By Joyce M. Tice

Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\histmlo2.jpg